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Old 04 May 2007, 20:30   #1 (permalink)
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Default Markerlight, Multi-tracker, Target lock and Firewarriors

I have been doing this for sometime now, and I have never been called on it. And the idea was oked with some amazement from the GW staff in my area. But I want to hear what everyone else thinks in terms of legality.

My two Firewarrior squad Shas'uis are equipped with markerlights, target locks and multi-trackers. What I have been doing is the leadership check for the shooting separately from the squad with both squad leaders (target lock), firing the markerlights, firing the pulse rifles (multi-trackers), as to not waist shots, and then taking the markerlight hits from the commander of the opposite unit and increasing the BS of the rest of the Firewarriors.
So basically Shas'ui 1 increases squad 2's BS and vice versa.

It is extremely effective as one can imagine. But this has been called into some doubt recently as I know when 1 unit fires everyone in that unit fires. So in firing my Shas'uis first and separately do I give the other Firewarriors a chance to make use of the markerlight hits?
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Old 04 May 2007, 20:44   #2 (permalink)
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You're doing it incorrectly.

Firewarrior unit 1 declares their shooting at Target A. The Shas'ui can use his Target Lock to fire at Target B. Note that all of this happens simultaneously. If he hits with his Markerlight, you can place a Markerlight token on Target B. Then Firewarrior unit 2 declares their shooting at Target B, using any available Markerlight tokens. Their Shas'ui can use his Target Lock to fire at Target A. If he hits with his Markerlight, you can place a Markerlight token on Target A. This Markerlight token could then be used by any other unit which has yet to fire.

Also, note that Multitrackers allow you to fire 2 Battlesuit weapons (see the wargear entry). A Markerlight is a Battlesuit weapon (it's available to XV25's), but a Pulse Rifle is not. Therefore, a Multitracker on a Firewarrior Shas'ui does not allow you to fire both his Pulse Rifle and a Markerlight in the same turn.
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Old 04 May 2007, 20:56   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Markerlight, Multi-tracker, Target lock and Firewarriors

I agree with Mr. Tonka... FW's can't use multi trackers.

I do use the markerlight target lock combo with my fw's though, it's relatively expensive but i use smaller squad sizes (7-ish... ex-nurgle guy) to get larger numbers of marker light tokens on the board. then i use them with my heavier weapons for guaranteed hits. i've had real good sucess with this. ;D
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Old 04 May 2007, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
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I used to do the same thing, but with squad of four man teams of pathfinders. Really pissed people off that they were only about 60 points to
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60pts. + the DF I assume?

And I thought FW Shas'ui could take a Hard-Wired Multi-tracker...it just didn't do anything. Have to check that when I get home.
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In the spirit of gameplay, I've always treated it as being modified for the Fire Warrior/Pathfinder's weapon, synching the two weapons to a single reticle. Really, why else would GW include it as an option for infantry if it wasn't going to do anything for them? (unless Fire Warriors are going to get battlesuit weaponry in a future update?? ) Yes, by the EXACT wording of the codex, it only allows the use of multiple Battlesuit weaponry...But anyone who is going to be that much of a rule-monger deserves to be dreadsocked. :
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Old 04 May 2007, 23:43   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, that is basically what I thought. I agree with Damian Alpha in regards to the multi-tracker being modified for Fire Warrior/ Pathfinder weapons. It was included in the codex as infantry war gear, so I doubt it would be totally useless.
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By RAW your right T0nkaTruckDriver. But IMO it's simply an oversight. My two problems with your interpretation.
1. There would be absolutely no point to the Infantry MT if it was true.
2. Markerlights are never classed as battlesuit weapons.
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Old 05 May 2007, 03:37   #9 (permalink)
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First off...yes, by RAW, the upgrade has no functionality. But the spirit of the rule is pretty clear.

Secondly, two FW teams cannot use each others ML hits. The second team MAY use the first teams, but you cant hop back and forth between squads firing weapons willy nilly. The squad fires simul.
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